Promoting International Geneva

The Fondation pour Genève coordinates and participates in activities aimed at raising awareness of the role of International Geneva and its concerns, its challenges and its stakeholders.


In September 2015, the 193 member states of the United Nations agreed on 17 Goals to achieve by 2030 to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. The Fondation pour Genève and the United Nations Office at Geneva (Perception Change Project) have decided to join their efforts to inform the Swiss public of this important commitment by United Nations members, through a modular touring exhibition.

Switzerland has been welcoming international organizations and conferences for over 150 years. This role as host State is rooted in our country’s humanitarian tradition and in its policy of good offices. The international activities take place in Basel, Bern, the canton of Vaud and especially in Geneva, hence the name “International Geneva”.

Other supports

The Foundation also supports the UNOG’s “Perception Change Project” (PCP) or associations such as the Swiss-UN Association or the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) which contribute to Geneva’s humanist reputation throughout the world.

The banks: Pictet & Cie Group SCA, Lombard Odier & Cie SA, Credit Suisse Group AG, Mirabaud & Cie SA, Bordier & Cie, Reyl & Cie SA, UBS Switzerland AG – The companies: Richemont International SA, Litasco SA, ACE & Company SA, LS Travel Retail International SA, m3 GROUPE, MKS (Switzerland) SA, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA, Procter & Gamble International Operations SA, PSA International SA, Rolex SA – The institutions: Fédération des Entreprises Romandes Genève (FER), Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) – The foundations: Fondation du Domaine de Villette, Fondation Hippomène – The benefactors: Stéphane Barbier-Mueller, Rémy Best, Grégoire Bordier, Nicolas Brunschwig, Bertrand Demole, Claude Demole, Françoise Demole, Pierre Keller, Brigitte Lescure, Thierry Lombard, Yves Mirabaud, Yves Oltramare, Charles Pictet, Ivan Pictet, Nicolas Pictet, Renaud de Planta, Adam Said, Jacques de Saussure, Guy Waldvogel